Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences


Eurecom - Digital Security 
Full Professor
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Current research topics

  • Design and analysis of security mechanisms and cryptographic protocols
  • Confidentiality and integrity in cloud computing
  • Privacy-preserving mechanisms for user-centric data management

Current research interests

  • His major interests are applied cryptography and design of security protocols and privacy-preserving mechanisms for networks and distributed systems.
  • He has been responsible for several research projects on multicast key management and authentication, mobile network security, anonymity, intrusion detection, right management, and privacy in on-line social networks.
  • Beside security, he worked on distributed multimedia applications over high speed networks and on network interconnection.

Current research memberships

  • He sat in several expert committees for the European Commission and French National organizations such as RNRT, ACI Sécurité, AERES and in scientific committees for various academic institutions.
  • He has been the PC chair for IEEE ICC Security Symposium, Securecomm, the general chair for ESORICS and RAID, and PC chair for several workshops as well as a program committee member numerous conferences in security and networking including ACM CCS, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ICDCS, ACM ASIA CCS, and ESORICS.
  • He is a member of the editorial board for "Computer Networks", "Computer Communications", "Pervasive and Mobile Computing" Journal, and the "International Journal of Information Security". 

Selected publications



  • Best Paper Award with Mehdi Khalfaoui, SENSORCOMM 2011, "Privacy preserving products tracking in clustered supply chain"
  • Best Student Paper Award with Alessandro Sorniotti, IFIP SEC 2009, "A provably secure secret handshake with dynamic controlled matching"
  • Runners-up Awards for IEEE ICWS 2006. Refik Molva, Frédéric Montagut "Augmenting Web Services Composition with Transactional Requirements"
  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1989)
  • IBM Research Division Award (1988)